- Anything that suggests that the recipient is anything less than perfect will go down worse than Frankie Boyle at a kid's Christmas party.
- Never buy a woman an iron for Christmas unless you want to get hit over the head with it.
- Guys, this is 50 shades of WRONG. Don't even think about it - or anything else tenuously linked to 50 Shades of Grey for that matter.
- Nothing says "I don't really think that much of you" quite like a handbag by 'Louis Vilton'. If you can't stretch to a designer bag, better to opt for the (genuine) perfume.
It's fascinating, too, that apparently physical violence is deemed a reasonable response to an unwanted gift. I wonder what the reaction would be if it were suggested that a woman should not buy a man a tie unless she wants to get strangled by it? Does anyone suppose that the average man wants yet another tie any more than the average woman wants a new iron?
So, ignore the experts. If she said she wanted X at some point during the year, then buy X. Don't overthink these things and stop striving for the nonexistent perfect gift. Remember that presents don't fix relationship problems.